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Video update

A basic run down of why I've been feeling crummy. I have the why now, I'm just waiting on the doctors to tell me how/if it can be fixed. https://youtu.be/3n1dkJCkbSw

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Procraftinating

I told myself that I would take May completely off from all writing and publishing while I recover from my massive case of burnout. The problem is that writing is something that I genuinely love to do; it's been my hobby since I was in first grade. Telling myself to not write, like, at all,… Continue reading Procraftinating

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Knitpicks Mighty Stitch yarn review

By now you probably all know about my undying love for Knitpicks. They are a great source for budget yarn that isn't 100% acrylic, and I love ordering basics from them--things like everyday sock yarn, solid colors, and yarns I need in larger quantities. Their Shine and Comfy lines are two of my top picks… Continue reading Knitpicks Mighty Stitch yarn review

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Magic in the Headlines Release Day!

That's right, AJ's story is now out in the world. Currently only ebooks are available--I'm having some issues with Amazon at the moment regarding the cover for the paperback cover. They are coming, it just might be a little while before they become available. Because we will be moving at the end of July, I… Continue reading Magic in the Headlines Release Day!

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An Ambitious Project

I've been putting together a fairly ambitious project for a while, and finally decided to share it with the world.  The Eleonora Project is a four-part project in which I recreate the burial stockings of Eleonora di Toledo, and create two dresses based on examples from her wardrobe. I'm currently researching and swatching for part… Continue reading An Ambitious Project

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Inspiration Shots: Magic in the Headlines

Some time ago, I had an idea. I wanted to write a book about a typewriter. This image inspired the dress AJ wears in her introduction. At the time, I had grand ambitions of one day curating and restoring a collection of late 19th and early 20th century typewriters, but quickly realized that neither my… Continue reading Inspiration Shots: Magic in the Headlines

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Magic in the Headlines

Aurora Jane "AJ" Marshall has wanted to be a reporter from the day she first sat on her father's lap reading the headlines. The 1920s are supposed to be all about freedom, and women are flaunting their independence as voting flappers who drive cars and smoke cigarettes. Well, AJ can't smoke because of her asthma,… Continue reading Magic in the Headlines

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Cat Update

The felines were very confused this week when we got 8" of snow. We're safe and warm and the snow is nearly gone as I type this, but we're thinking of our friends in Texas, Oklahoma, and other parts of the south that are without heat and power at the moment. We started giving the… Continue reading Cat Update

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Patreon Update

As I mentioned at the end of last year, I've really been working hard to expand my Patreon page this year. With two new tiers, there are now a lot more rewards. With levels at $1, $3, $10, and $20, there's something for just about everyone. Right now, I'm in the process of adding video… Continue reading Patreon Update

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A Review: Renoir Boots from American Duchess

One thing I've been doing since I started working from home is slowly compiling the pieces I need to finish off my Victorian costumes for reenactment, since that's something I'd like to get back to once we can go places again. The first item on my list is one I've been lusting after for years,… Continue reading A Review: Renoir Boots from American Duchess